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Maria S. | Elance
 
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Maria S.

Experienced writer, editor, and fact-checker
   United States
  |   Honolulu, HI
  |  2:38 pm Local Time

Overview

I have a B.A. in print journalism. I am currently pursuing a master's degree and, before leaving in August, I was a staff writer for a biographical magazine for two and a half years. I have had previous experience writing and fact-checking for newspapers and other magazines. I am a perfectionist, and it shows in my work.

I am looking for freelance projects that will allow me to indulge in my passion for reading and writing.

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Portfolio

cover biography from the October 2009 issue
cover biography for the January 2010 issue
cover biography from the May 2010 issue
The very first article I ever wrote. I won a Dow Jones scholarship for the piece.

Skills (10)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Microsoft Excel
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Service Description

I can write, edit, research, and fact-check any articles or papers as needed.

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Employment

H.W. Wilson
Staff Writer
2008 - 2010
Responsible for researching, writing, fact-checking, and copyediting biographical articles for the monthly magazine Current Biography, as well as for the H.W. Wilson online database. Have written...
Wedding Dresses magazine
Administrative Manager
2007 - 2008
Responsible for billing and collecting payments from advertisers, updating and adding subscriptions, maintaining the magazine’s finances, paying bills, answering phones, etc. I also wrote an...
Blender magazine (Dennis Publishing)
Editorial Intern
2006 - 2006
Responsible for finding story ideas and photos, fact-checking articles, and other tasks.
Tri-City Herald
Newsroom clerk
2002 - 2003
Responsible for writing news briefs and articles.

Education

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Public Administration
2010 - Present
Hofstra University
Bachelor of Arts in print journalism
2003 - 2006

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books
research
biography
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